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6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website
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6 Things Customers Need to Find On Your Website

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The top 6 things your customers need to find on your website so they don't leave including proper website branding, fresh and up to date content, answers to their questions and solutions to their …

The top 6 things your customers need to find on your website so they don't leave including proper website branding, fresh and up to date content, answers to their questions and solutions to their needs, a clear navigation to get where they want to be, how to contact your business when they are ready and reviews, testimonials and credibility. We also give 5 bonus website features that will make your website more appealing to your customers including mobile friendly, fast loading, browse compatibility, 404 page and easy to scan information.

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  • 1. Things Your Customers Need to Find on Your Website (Plus 5 Features that Will Make Your Website Enjoyable To Visit)
  • 2. Unique Branding that Sets You Apart 1st on the List Promotion Inc. | 888-262-6687 | Fax: (604) 746-5475 Email: sales@1stonthelist.com | Website: www.1stonthelist.ca Think branding! What sets you apart from everyone else? With the Internet your website is only one click away from a competitor. Make them want to stay with compelling branding and your Unique Selling Proposition (USP). Your website should … Clearly tell a story about your company and brand. Set the tone for what a visitor can expect from your business in terms of quality, experience, guarantees, unique features, etc. Are your prices more competitive or can you do something faster or better? Remember your website is your 24/7 salesperson
  • 3. 1st on the List Promotion Inc. | 888-262-6687 | Fax: (604) 746-5475 Email: sales@1stonthelist.com | Website: www.1stonthelist.ca Make it relevant! Have you ever visited a website that looks like it’s from the 90’s? Have you visited a website with their Christmas hours still posted in July? What about a website that looks like it was designed by the owner’s 14-year-old nephew? Outdated, irrelevant and an old- school design can send the message that your business isn’t keeping up with the times. It could even send the message you have closed shop! Your website should … Maintain a current appearance and portray a professional look. Keep adding new images to a product gallery, upload new customer testimonials or write weekly blog posts. The goal is to show your visitors you are on top of your game and ready for their business. Adding and updating content can also have a positive return in terms of Search Engine Optimization. Fresh, Current & Up to Date Info
  • 4. 1st on the List Promotion Inc. | 888-262-6687 | Fax: (604) 746-5475 Email: sales@1stonthelist.com | Website: www.1stonthelist.ca Affirm that you can solve their problems! Marketing 101 tells you to meet a need or solve a problem. Do you know what your customers need? Does your website prove that you can and will meet those needs? Does it overcome any buyer reluctance? Your website should … Outline all of your product or service offerings. Explain the features of benefits of your products or services. Have FAQ pages about your products and services. Once you’ve sold the visitor on your product or service make sure you tell them what to do next – call, email, purchase online, order online, etc. Don’t leave a visitor hanging! Solutions to Their Needs
  • 5. 1st on the List Promotion Inc. | 888-262-6687 | Fax: (604) 746-5475 Email: sales@1stonthelist.com | Website: www.1stonthelist.ca Make it easy for visitors to learn about you! A disorganized website is like a grocery store where the bananas are beside the canned soup and many of items are hidden in the back stockroom. There are common navigation features to all websites just like how most grocery stores will arrange their products in similar manners. Your visitors expect to find this navigation on your website. Your website should … Have navigation across the top with main pages such as Home, Products, About Us, Contact. Use drop down menus or a sub navigation to outline deeper pages. Have main links in the footer. Use a Sitemap to outline all of the pages in one glance. Use breadcrumbs to show visitors which page they are viewing. . Clear Navigation
  • 6. 1st on the List Promotion Inc. | 888-262-6687 | Fax: (604) 746-5475 Email: sales@1stonthelist.com | Website: www.1stonthelist.ca Visitors want to reach you! One of the most common reasons for visiting a website is to find a business phone number, address or hours of business. Make it easy for your visitors to access this information. Plus, when you have your phone number, address and business hours clearly stated on your website you give the Search Engines more information they need to know about you. Your website should have… • Contact Page • Contact Forms • Phone number in the top right of website (usually in the header) • Contact info in the Footer • Business hours • Directions or map to location How to Contact You
  • 7. 1st on the List Promotion Inc. | 888-262-6687 | Fax: (604) 746-5475 Email: sales@1stonthelist.com | Website: www.1stonthelist.ca Instill confidence with testimonials A visitor wants to know that you are a trusted business with happy customers. Think about the last time you searched for a new service provider or made a big purchase. You likely asked friends and read some reviews online. Why not have potential visitors start this research on your own site? Your website should integrate third-party validation with… • Testimonial page • Social Proof such as Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, Twitter…etc. • Awards and Certifications • As seen on…statements • Business hours • 3rd Party Reviews from Yelp, G+ and so on Reviews and Credibility
  • 8. 5 Features to Make your Website Enjoyable to a Visitor BONUS
  • 9. 1st on the List Promotion Inc. | 888-262-6687 | Fax: (604) 746-5475 Email: sales@1stonthelist.com | Website: www.1stonthelist.ca People expect websites to work on their phones. • 25-45% of their traffic coming from mobile devices and is expected to overtake desktop visitors in the near future. • At the end of 2013, 32% of all Google Searches were mobile. • People expect your website to properly fit on their smaller screened tablet or phone and it to easily navigate to the page they need despite using their thumbs. Check your website from a tablet or a phone… You be the judge. Visit your website from your phone and tablet and navigate through your pages, enter the shopping cart or just try to find your contact info. You may quickly decide that your website needs to provide better viewing experience no matter what type of device the visitor is using. Do you have a mobile responsive website that simplifies itself to accommodate the smaller screen size and user behavior? Make it “Mobile” Friendly
  • 10. 1st on the List Promotion Inc. | 888-262-6687 | Fax: (604) 746-5475 Email: sales@1stonthelist.com | Website: www.1stonthelist.ca Speed Matters – A lot! If your website is slow customers are going to go elsewhere. Fast and optimized pages lead to higher visitor engagement, retention, and conversions. Google recognizes that users expect fast websites and account for page speed/ page load times in determining how you should rank. How Fast is Fast Enough? Google recommends that pages load in 3 seconds or less if possible and load time over 5 seconds is discriminated.. Don’t expect your visitors to be patient. Don’t let a slow loading page be the reason you lose a website visitor and potential customer. Speed up your website and keep more visitors on your site and happy. Make sure it loads really FAST!!!
  • 11. 1st on the List Promotion Inc. | 888-262-6687 | Fax: (604) 746-5475 Email: sales@1stonthelist.com | Website: www.1stonthelist.ca Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Safari vs. IE Not all browsers will display your website the same way and often functionality will differ from browser to browser. Test your website on all browsers. If your visitors can’t view your site, you can’t make sales. Check your website in all browsers now and with each change you make to the site. Keep your visitors happy and you will keep them coming back! Make sure the site works in ALL browsers.
  • 12. 1st on the List Promotion Inc. | 888-262-6687 | Fax: (604) 746-5475 Email: sales@1stonthelist.com | Website: www.1stonthelist.ca What is a 404 page? A ‘404 Page Not Found” is an error page that is presented when a user or a search engine clicks through to a page that does not exist. Benefits of a good 404 page: • Google recommends that you create a custom 404 page along with making sure to have the proper HTTP referrer. • Most of the time visitors will give up on their search for the information and leave your website in search of a website that does have the information. • Rather than letting your visitors leave you can turn your stock 404 page into a helpful page that directs visitors to a similar page they are looking for. Make sure you have a branded 404 page.
  • 13. 1st on the List Promotion Inc. | 888-262-6687 | Fax: (604) 746-5475 Email: sales@1stonthelist.com | Website: www.1stonthelist.ca Visitors won’t read most words on your page. Visitors are looking for easy to scan information and reassurance that the answer they are looking for is in your content before they commit to reading through all the text. Use basic writing connotations. • Break up long content with headings, charts and bulleted lists so you visitors can quickly scan the page and understand what you are saying. • Headings in particular(such as H1, H2, H3 etc.) can also help Search Engines understand your text. • Bullet points and lists work great too. • Use relevant images to help visitors know they are on the right page. Make it easy to scan for info.
  • 14. 1st on the List Promotion Inc. | 888-262-6687 | Fax: (604) 746-5475 Email: sales@1stonthelist.com | Website: www.1stonthelist.ca Sometimes it can be more time and cost effective to redesign your website to account for current Best Practices. Our websites aim to address all of the features mentioned in this presentation! • SEO Friendly Web Designs. All of our designs feature SEO friendly components and lay the critical foundation for optimization. • Update Your Own Site! Our WordPress training means that you can learn how to make updates and changes to your own website on the fly, without having to pay someone else! • Mobile Compatible Sites. Your website will maintain optimum usability and appearance, whether your visitor is on a phone, tablet or desktop Does your website pass the test? FREE INSTANT SITE EVALUATION NOW →
  • 15. ABOUT US 1st on the List Promotion Inc. | 888-262-6687 | Fax: (604) 746-5475 Email: sales@1stonthelist.com | Website: www.1stonthelist.ca 1st on the List Promotion Inc. We’re a Vancouver based SEO company with over 17 years of experience in the industry. Our primary focus is to help clients set realistic goals based on their market and develop long term feasible search optimization strategies that have strong potential for sustainable success. Unlike other online marketing companies we specialize in SEO. Find our more about What Makes Us Different. For more resources …. • Read our articles http://www.1stonthelist.ca/articles/ • Watch our videos http://www.1stonthelist.ca/resources/ • Browse our PDF library http://www.1stonthelist.ca/pdf/ Contact Us Today We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. Email us at sales@1stonthelist.com or give us a call at 1-888-262-6687.

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